Entrepreneur Of The Year® US National Award Winner
Hasselmann, a native of Brazil, joined Cuisine Solutions in 2000 as chief of staff and head of internal development. At the time, the business operated a single plant and focused on providing airlines with meals for first-class passengers. Today, the privately held company operates a total of six plants in the US, France and Thailand.
One of Hasselmann’s first initiatives was to establish a people-first culture. His motto, “10 miles wide, 100 miles deep,” refers to the importance of quality relationships. This mindset bolstered the company’s resilience amid the pandemic: Strong supplier ties ensured Cuisine Solutions received its daily meat deliveries despite disruptions impacting others.